Internal thoracic vein

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Vein: Internal thoracic vein
Veins of the thorax and abdomen. The internal thoracic veins drain into the brachiocephalic veins.]
Posterior surface of sternum and costal cartilages, showing Transversus thoracis. (Internal mammary vessels labeled at center top.)
Latin vena thoracica interna
Gray's p.666
Source superior epigastric vein
Drains to brachiocephalic vein
Artery internal thoracic artery

In human anatomy, the internal thoracic vein (previously known as the internal mammary vein) is a vessel that drains the chest wall and breasts.

Bilaterally, it arises from the superior epigastric vein, accompanies the internal thoracic artery along its course and terminates in the brachiocephalic vein.

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